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xspace – Define commands that appear not to eat spaces

The xspace package provides a single command that looks at what comes after it in the command stream, and decides whether to insert a space to replace one “eaten” by the command decoder. The decision is based on what came after any space, not on whether there was a space (which is unknowable): so if the next thing proves to be punctuation, the chances are there was no space, but if it’s a letter, there’s probably a need for space. This technique is not perfect, but works in a large proportion of cases.

The package is part of the latex-tools bundle in the required distribution.

Sources/macros/latex/required/tools
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Version1.13 2014-10-28
LicensesThe Project Public License 1.3c
Copyright1991–1997 David Carlisle
1993–2021 The 3 Project et al.
2004–2006 David Carlisle, Morten Høgholm
MaintainerDavid Carlisle
Morten Høgholm
The Team
TDS archivelatex-tools.tds.zip
Contained inTeX Live as tools
MiKTeX as latex-tools
TopicsMacro support

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